DEFRA stands for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Government run this is a great resource for finding further information on animal and environmental rules and regulations. Farmer Palmer’s animals are taken care of by our dedicated Animal Barn team in line with DEFRA’s Farm Animal Welfare Committee’s Five Freedom Advice. You can find out more about this on the DEFRA website.
VAQAS (the Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme) was set up by VisitEngland to give unbiased assessments of visitor attractions by industry professionals. Farmer Palmer’s is assessed annually to ensure quality standards are being met. For visitors, you can be assured of our excellent customer service standards by looking for the VisitEngland Quality Rose Marque which we proudly display at the farm park and on our marketing materials and website. Pop over to the VisitEngland website to find out more.
We are super proud of our Netmums awards! We’ve been voted a Netmums favourite in the Outdoor Play and Birthday Party categories in recent years. Netmums is a great resource for mums to be, new parents and those with older children. Localise your search to find places to go and things to do in your local area plus lots of tips and advice, reviews, activities and online chat forums. Check them out.
National Farm Attractions Network, is a countrywide network of over 200 farm members. The NFAN aims to raise the standards of Farm Parks across the UK. Farmer Palmer’s has previously won Farm Attraction of the Year and been runners up. We are actively involved with this great network.
National Farmers Union – The NFU is a countrywide organisation offering support to farms. They have a fantastic interactive children friendly farm club page on their site. The NFU supports FACE – the Farming and Countryside Education charity aiming to educate children and young people about food, farming and the countryside. There is a lot of interesting, farm related information on the NFU website.
Haven holiday parks have several locations throughout Dorset and offer lots of caravan and camping options for families. If you’re taking your little one on their very first holiday then Haven is a great choice as they have lots of child friendly extras to make the most out of your stay. Pop over to their Baby and Toddler Friendly Holidays page to find out more. You can also check availability and book your stay via their website. There’s even a park within a 15 minute drive of Farmer Palmer’s!
Deluxe Holiday Homes in Dorset provide a selection of holiday lets for both corporate and private short breaks and or weekend breaks to suit all of our guests, which include; modern sea facing apartments in Sandbanks to traditional cottages on the Jurassic Coast and big houses for larger groups and families in Poole and Bournemouth.
"The imagination and creativity with the play areas is just perfect. Today we fed the lambs and it was such a special moment, I've always wanted to do it and loved it!"Local Visitor
"The passes are fantastic value for money and whenever we come to Farmer Palmer's my children never want to leave. Staff are always very friendly and helpful."Annual Pass Holder
"Even when it's pouring down, FP is a great place to come. Plenty to do under shelter and who doesn't love to put their wellies on and splash in muddy puddles! And for the mums and dads, the cake is amazing :)"Regular visitor
"A rare treat, a full day out and change!"Value for money!
"We keep coming back with our grandchildren"Grandparent’s view
"We are big fans!! My little boy wakes up most mornings asking if he can go to Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park!!"Winning testimonial
"It was amazing. From organisation to the staff, who were fantastic, we were very pleased"Team Farmer Palmer Fan
"Great family day out. Highly recommended!"Holiday visitor to Dorset
"I can't recommend this wonderful place enough. It's an amazing little piece of paradise in Dorset."Lissie Marshall